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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Peggy's Favorite Oatmeal Cake


Here are two version of my favorite cake.

Original Recipe
1½ cups very hot water
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix and pour into 9x13" pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350º
Frosting:
Melt and stir
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter (I use real butter)
till bubbly (use medium heat so you don't scorch it)
Remove from heat and add:
2 TBS milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2-1 cup coconut
spread on cake while still warm and it all melts down into the cake.

Healthy Version
1½ cups very hot water
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs (or could use 3 egg whites if you're worried about that, but I don't)
½ cup white sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup flour (I have used a mix of unbleached white and whole wheat flour and you can hardly tell the difference from all white flour)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
I started adding these 2 ingredients in my cakes:
½ tsp baking powder (makes the cake fluffier)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix in order and bake at 350°
Frosting:
Melt and stir:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter (I use real butter)
till bubbly (use medium heat so you don't scorch it)
Remove from heat and add:
2 TBS milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2-1 cup coconut
spread on cake while still warm and it all melts down into the cake.

2 comments:

Lindy Leigh Photography said...

Wow! That sounds yummy! Can't wait to try it!!!

Pam said...

Oooooh that looks YUMMY! My hubby would love the topping too. Maybe I'll try it for Valentine's day.